We are in the midst of a medical crisis.
The deadly coronavirus that originated in China has infected hundreds of people and is now spreading across the globe at an alarming rate.
Amongst the global panic, people have been trying to figure out exactly where the virus has come from.
There have been many suggestions, but the most recent is perhaps the most hilarious.
Keep scrolling to find out more...
Wuhan, China is currently in the middle of a medical crisis.The Chinese city with a population of over eleven million citizens is currently on lockdown as authorities investigate the spreading of a deadly disease.
It is known as the coronavirus outbreak...Reuters has given a short guide to what it is exactly: "Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that get their name from what they look like under a microscope - they are spherical and their surfaces are covered with "crown"-like spikes."
The symptoms can be deadly."Coronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death."
A lot of people have now died from the virus...It has been confirmed that 132 people in China have sadly died after contracting the virus, and close to 6,000 people have been infected - and this is now global.
It is notoriously difficult to cure...And this is because of the speed in which the virus can mutate. The technicalities read... "The virus blends with its host's DNA, which means it can mutate rapidly."
Things are only getting worse...The virus continues to rapidly spread, and traces of the disease have already been discovered and confirmed in 8 other countries including Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.
And the first cases have now been confirmed here in the U.S.There are currently sixteen active cases being monitored in Washington DC but, because of the speed of mutation, it has also spread across the nation to California. A young girl is currently hospitalized with the virus and is showing no signs of recovery.
The United Nations may be on the brink of declaring a global outbreak...The United Nation's health agency was forced to delay a decision on whether to declare the outbreak an international public health emergency as they continue to discuss the appropriate solution to the crisis.
Authorities in China have canceled Chinese New Year events because of the lockdown...And flights to and from the location have been reduced drastically in order to stop further infection.
And now, everyone is asking the same thing...What is it that's causing this deadly virus?
There are many theories...
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